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August 21st

Solar Eclipse Paddle

Canoe and Trail Adventures, 10:30AM

Explore the swamps and bayou during the eclipse


Energy Clearing Class

Swan River Yoga Mandir, 7:30PM

Solar eclipse reiki course to clear your self


Monday Night Massacre

Rare Form, 8PM

Feat. Phantom of Paradise and Cannibal The Musical


Betty Who

Republic NOLA, 9PM

90's tinged Aussie artist, feat. Geographer



The New Movement, 9:30PM

Battle of the funniest 


Instant Opus

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Feat. Eric Bloom, Russell Batiste, David Torkanowsky, Chris Severin


August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria


DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more


Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project


Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars


Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band


Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters



August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint


The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health


Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert



Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece


Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show


Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party


August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ


Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film


Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band


Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group


Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman


August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA


Feat. The Pfister Sisters


Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels


More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets


Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne


Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers


August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments


New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017


New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head


Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series


Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers


Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace

Today in NOLA 4.21.17

Today, both the New Orleans Poetry Festival and the 20th annual French Film Festival kick off their programming. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge," while Glen David Andrews leads a crowd through a tribute to Prince on the one year anniversary of his death. Count yer dubloons and make your way over to Castillo Blanco for a night of pirate burlesque. The Ogden teams up with the Shops at Canal Place for a fashion-conscious benefit for the museum. On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Now, more to do this Friday.


Sippin' in Seersucker (The Shops at Canal Place, 6PM)

Benefitting the Ogden Museum, Sippin’ in Seersucker will see local food vendors, bars, and local musicians take over the Shops at Canal Place. Attendees are encouraged to wear seersucker to celebrate Southern art, entertainment, food, and fashion. Performances on the lineup include Little Freddie King and Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses. 


Movie Screening: Moulin Rouge (NOMA, 7:30PM)

Bask in the NOMA’s Sculpture Garden for a screening under the stars of Baz Luhrmann's lavish musical. Before the screening, Trixie Minx and Fleur de Tease will lead a can-can dance demonstration for guests to join in. Music by Greg Schatz and the Friggin’ Geniuses will kick off the event. 


YAAARRR-lesque (Castillo Blanco, 8PM)

Aye mateys! The Society of Sin Burlesque & Variety and the NOLA Krewe of Rogue Pirates invite all to walk the plank and traverse to Castillo Blanco for a pirate burlesque adventure. Mistress of Ceremonies Xena Zeit-Geist will host themed stripteases performed by Lune Noirr, Loretta Dean, Expecta Patrone, Danger Rockwell, Chère Noble, and Angie Z. Come dressed in your seaworthy finery. 


A Tribute to Prince (The Jazz Playhouse, 8PM)

On the one year anniversary of his death, celebrate the life and legacy of Prince. Glen David Andrews and his band will be joined by Prince tribute guitarist Dan Cardillo and the Hyperphlyy cousins to sing odes to the pop icon. The Jazz Playhouse bar team offer a tribute cocktail, the Raspberry Beret. No cover charge to attend.  

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